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The three largest ancestries in Padstow in 2011 were Australian, English and Chinese.

Ancestry defines the cultural association and ethnic background of an individual going back three generations. Ancestry is a good measure of the total size of cultural groups in Padstow regardless of where they were born or what language they speak.

Ancestry data, should be combined with data on Birthplace, Language Spoken at Home and Religion for a more complete picture of Padstow's ethnic characteristics.

Please note that the "Australian Aboriginal" and "Torres Strait Islander" categories in this topic are not considered to be a reliable estimate of the indigenous peoples of Australia. For information on this group, please use the "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Population" found on the Population page.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Padstow - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Australian
2,89923.517.93,47229.322.0-573
English
2,69021.814.72,60021.915.5+89
Chinese
1,62813.27.41,1269.56.6+502
Irish
9237.54.58697.34.8+54
Greek
6745.54.25854.94.4+89
map this data in atlas.idLebanese6705.417.55654.816.0+105
Scottish
6054.93.16205.23.1-15
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese5404.48.54593.97.2+82
Italian
3683.03.73743.23.9-6
Macedonian
3422.82.02312.01.9+111
Indian
3252.61.52622.21.5+63
German
2432.01.42422.01.5+1
Egyptian
1631.31.01331.10.8+30
Filipino
1561.31.11591.30.9-3
Maltese
1241.00.71241.00.7-1
Maori
1080.90.61070.90.6+1
Croatian
880.70.6920.80.6-4
Indonesian
730.60.5300.20.3+44
New Zealander
690.60.4600.50.4+9
Spanish
670.50.5740.60.5-7
Polish
640.50.7730.60.9-10
Korean
590.50.7540.50.8+4
Portuguese
560.50.4400.30.3+16
Arab not further described
540.41.3390.31.0+15
Dutch
520.40.3980.80.4-46
Welsh
520.40.2420.40.2+10
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
500.40.2510.40.1-1
Syrian
490.41.0400.30.7+9
Thai
490.40.2360.30.1+13
Samoan
470.40.7520.40.6-5
Chilean
460.40.2350.30.2+11
Russian
420.30.3350.30.3+7
Fijian
410.30.5240.20.3+16
French
390.30.3310.30.4+8
Other Indian subcontinent
390.30.290.10.1+29
Palestinian
380.30.6130.10.5+25
Sinhalese
370.30.2400.30.2-3
Serbian
360.30.4310.30.4+5
Other South American
340.30.1180.20.1+16
Pakistani
340.30.7290.20.5+5
South African
320.30.2410.30.1-9
Danish
280.20.1180.20.1+10
Turkish
270.20.4260.20.4+2
Swedish
270.20.1180.10.1+10
Inadequately Described
260.20.4400.30.3-14
American
250.20.1220.20.1+3
Peruvian
250.20.1400.30.1-15
Nepalese
240.20.130.00.0+21
Australian Aboriginal
240.20.1130.10.1+11
Mauritian
230.20.3200.20.3+3
Cypriot
220.20.4230.20.2-1
Tongan
220.20.4230.20.3-1
Slovene
220.20.1150.10.1+7
Cook Islander
210.20.2190.20.2+2
Hungarian
210.20.2210.20.3+1
Lithuanian
200.20.1100.10.1+11
Ukrainian
200.20.2150.10.2+5
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Padstow - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Not stated6815.58.19187.79.5-236

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2011
Ancestry, 2011 Australian, Bankstown City: 17.9% English, Bankstown City: 14.7% Chinese, Bankstown City: 7.4% Irish, Bankstown City: 4.5% Greek, Bankstown City: 4.2% Lebanese, Bankstown City: 17.5% Scottish, Bankstown City: 3.1% Vietnamese, Bankstown City: 8.5% Italian, Bankstown City: 3.7% Macedonian, Bankstown City: 2.0% Australian, Padstow: 23.5% English, Padstow: 21.8% Chinese, Padstow: 13.2% Irish, Padstow: 7.5% Greek, Padstow: 5.5% Lebanese, Padstow: 5.4% Scottish, Padstow: 4.9% Vietnamese, Padstow: 4.4% Italian, Padstow: 3.0% Macedonian, Padstow: 2.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011 Australian, Padstow: -573 English, Padstow: +89 Chinese, Padstow: +502 Irish, Padstow: +54 Greek, Padstow: +89 Lebanese, Padstow: +105 Scottish, Padstow: -15 Vietnamese, Padstow: +82 Italian, Padstow: -6 Macedonian, Padstow: +111
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the ancestry responses of the population in Padstow in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (2,899 people or 23.5%)
  • English (2,690 people or 21.8%)
  • Chinese (1,628 people or 13.2%)
  • Irish (923 people or 7.5%)
  • Greek (674 people or 5.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 8,814 responses in total, or 71.36% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Padstow and Bankstown City were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (21.8% compared to 14.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (13.2% compared to 7.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (23.5% compared to 17.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (5.4% compared to 17.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Australian (-573 persons)
  • Chinese (+502 persons)
  • Macedonian (+111 persons)
  • Lebanese (+105 persons)

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